August 10, 2020

Peru promises Amazon investment after indigenous deaths

Lima (AFP) – Peru promised on Monday to invest in its Amazon region, which is a focal point of the coronavirus pandemic, following the death of three indigenous protesters in clashes with police.Around 70 indigenous people armed with spears tried to overrun a settlement for oil workers deep in the Amazon late on Saturday night in a bid to halt work at a well in the remote town of Bretana in the Loreto region.They were angry at what they see as government neglect of their communities during the pandemic, but the clash with police left three people dead and 17 in hospital.”We’ve agreed to reinfo…


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